GERMANY: Thunder-Weather!

Old Paul von Hindenburg recovered last week, from a fortnight's attack of influenza* an attack which by his orders was kept secret. When one is 81* the newspapers make such a fuss over even a cold! After breakfast on his first morning out of bed Der Alte Feldmarschall opened a paper which contained not a line about his health, but headlined certain conferences among politicians, and remarked in passing that as a result President von Hindenburg would approve the inclusion of such-and-such Catholic Centrists in the Cabinet.

"Dormer-wetter! (thunder -weather)" roared Old Paul. "They...

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